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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 15, 2010 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

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Regardless of one's religious beliefs, or lack thereof, basic human respect and civility should never be abandoned. I do not require, nor even ask, that anyone believe the same as I do. I do, however expect to be treated with the same respect that I strive to show others. Sadly, when "pushed" I can find myself in a retaliatory frame of mind and respond in an uncharacteristically negative manner.

But, as they say on the street, "What goes around, comes around".

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Poster: DianaW Date: Jan 15, 2010 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

What goes around comes around is essentially a religious belief, too (and not one I care for).

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 15, 2010 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

How do you feel about the "Ethic of Reciprocity". I realize it is espoused by most of the world's religions, but it has a definite ring of truth to it. Though "what goes around" is not a correct stating of reciprocity, that was the point I was trying to make. I, quite simply, misspoke my intended meaning.


http://abercrombielalioff.com/reciprosity.htm

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Poster: DianaW Date: Jan 15, 2010 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

Yes I like that much better, and I was glad they included Monty Python. As good a creed as any!

I object to the notion of karma, which is what I thought "What goes around comes around" meant. It isn't humane IMO, and it also isn't true.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 15, 2010 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

Hmmm--I think I know what you're getting at, but I use it all the time in an innocent fashion for "coincidence" (the vague notion that you did something good, and some good comes of it, and possibly you benefit...not tit for tat, but just imagining the Golden Rule is, in an indirect way, cause and effect...I know it's not, but it'd be better if it were perhaps?). I assume you mean the negative connotation, right? Or the actual, literal "accumulation" of debt, etc.?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 15, 2010 9:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

Yea, what goes around comes around...you reap what you sow..karma. It's all the same idea. If that were an absolute bad things would never happen to good people, and good things would never happen to bad people. We all know neither of those are the reality of life.

I was thinking "Golden Rule" and just had a total brain fart.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jan 15, 2010 11:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

"What goes around comes around is essentially a religious belief, too (and not one I care for)."

Think of it like physics.